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Most of you know I have been working on two mountain dulcimers for a while and now they are finished. Both have been tweaked and messed with and they do play well now. This was a very rewarding build. Not so much at first when we did not think the #1 teardrop would ever tune. The #2 hour glass one was a pleasure all the way thru. Wifey has been playing it off and on for two days now and says the sound is very good. She has three dulcimers now and even I can hear the unique different sound in each of them. If this is of interest to anyone you can go to the blog section to read my learning experience. I guess the dulcimer is the easiest stringed instrument to make but let me say they are not a piece of cake. Thanks for looking and listening to me for the last time on this subject. Comments and PM's always welcome.

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Great job of perserverence that has paid off very handsomely, not only in a project well done but a happy wife. Thanks for sharing and going to all the work of blogging your process.
 

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Those are just excellent, professional dulcimers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............Jim
 

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Those are a piece of art. I have a dulcimer near the top of my bucket list, and cant wait. Im sure I will be PM you to ask questions and advise if you dont mind. Great job
 

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they are beautiful works of art and sound. each wood has its own distinct sound variations. i had a dulcimer made by homer ledford in kentucky. wood was yellow poplar resurected from a slaves home. had to remove old tar to get to the wood. sound was beautiful. enjoy the music.
 

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Nice work. I can appreciate what it takes to complete a project like this.

Glad they turned out!
 

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your teasing us with your post Vernon!

So where is the video and accompanying sound track of your wife playing them?

Both are looking a million dollars!
 

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Wonderful work on these and though it may be the easiest string instrument to build I would think it would be a great introduction to the luthier work.
 

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That is just a pleasure to see the two together and the last one all stringed up .

Thanks

Klaus
 

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Thanks everyone for you comments. I wish you well in all your projects. Just make them and show them to us.
 

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nice pair of dulcimers!
 
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